Thibaut Courtois produces stunning save on Chelsea debut

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois finally made his debut for the club as the Blues went down 3-0 against Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen yesterday. 

Despite conceding two goals against the German outfit, the young shot-stopper certainly impressed and looked at home in a Chelsea shirt. His best moment of the half was, without a doubt, his save against former Blues man Franco Di Santo. 

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Just eight minutes into the clash, Bremen forward Di Santo produced a fine header which was saved brilliantly from Chelsea's No.13. 


Courtois was, however, unable to keep Bremen out 10 minutes later when John Terry handled in the area, and Eljero Elia struck home the resulting spot kick. And, 10 minutes before half-time, Courtois conceded again when Polish international Ludovic Obraniak headed home. 

Petr Cech replaced Courtois at half-time, but it didn't get any better for the Blues as Felix Kroos, the younger brother of Real Madrid hot shot Toni, scored another penalty following a last ditch tackle from youngster Nathan Ake.  


With the season just around the corner, it remains to be seen as to which 'keeper will get the No.1 jersey at the club next term. Cech, who has starred at Stamford Bridge for the last decade, has been ever present in the team for many years. 

Cech, despite entering the twilight years of his career, still appears to be in fine shape, and could be around for a number of years yet. 

However, with many regarding Courtois as the best young goalkeeper in world football, Cech certainly has a huge battle on his hands. Courtois has proved his credentials in European football in recent time, having played a key role for Atletico Madrid over the last three seasons. 

Courtois helped Atletico claim the La Liga title last term and reach the Champions League final, and won't want to be sitting on the Chelsea bench next term. 

Chelsea fans: Which 'keeper should be your club's No.1? Have your say below! 


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